We'd never heard of Falernum (a sweet syrup with Caribbean origins), but that proved the true twist on this sweetened-up whiskey drink. I'm more inclined to eyeball ingredients than to measure (applying the freestyle method to drink making), but my husband and I did come up with a fairly standard measuring system for this one. What we don't have is a name for it. Thoughts?
- 2 ounces Power's Irish whiskey
- 1/2 ounces Falernum (or a bit more to sweeten to taste); we use John D. Taylor's Velvet Falernum, which contains white rum (you can also find non-alcoholic types)
- 2 healthy splashes of bitters
- One strip orange peel
Originally inspired by an autumn cocktail at The Violet Hour.
(Image: Heather Blaha)